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  Brett Helgeson
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: graduated
Home Town: Overland Park, KS
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Blue Valley West
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: Sunday, April 12, 1987
Dominant Hand: Right
Singles Record: 105-44
Doubles Record: 69-50
Awards & Honors
    BIG EAST All-Tournament Team (Singles: 2006) One of the top freshmen in the country in 2005-06 when he became an immediate impact player for the Irish ... arrived at Notre Dame ranked eighth in the USTA 18-and-under national singles rankings, including third among incoming college freshmen ... hits a bigger ball than any other player on the Irish ... has tremendous potential to turn into a force on the collegiate scene ... boasts huge backhand, as well as outstanding serve and groundstrokes, plus a much-improved forehand ... is working on getting to net more to take advantage of his penetrating groundstrokes. AS A FRESHMAN: Contributed immediately for the Irish in the middle of their lineup ... finished the season with a 23-11 overall record, including 16-10 in dual action ... went 1-0 at No. 2, 11-8 at No. 3 and 4-2 at No. 4 ... named to the BIG EAST Conference all-tournament team in singles ... knocked off Virginia sophomore Treat Huey 6-7, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 singles in dual-match action on Jan. 27 ... Huey was ranked #6 in the national singles rankings, making him the highest-ranked player to fall victim to a Notre Dame player since Javier Taborga beat then-#3 K.J. Hippensteel of Stanford on Oct. 12, 2000 ... opened the season 10-1, including seven straight victories ... second on the team with four match-clinching victories ... reached the round of 16 at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... went 4-1 in the BIG EAST and NCAA Tournament ... went 13-5 indoors, 2-5 in tie breakers, 15-14 in close sets, 17-1 when winning the first set, 10-6 outdoors, 10-3 in close matches, 12-1 at home and 13-4 against the Midwest Region ... went 12-9 in doubles, including a 7-8 mark in dual action ... teamed up with three different Irish players ... at No. 2 doubles, went 2-4 with junior Sheeva Parbhu ... at No. 3 doubles, went 1-1 with senior Stephen Bass and 4-3 with junior Andrew Roth. IN NON-COLLEGIATE ACTION: Earned wild card into main draw of professional futures event in Joplin, Mo., in summer of 2005, prevailing in the opening round before falling in three sets ... also played in main doubles draw with his brother Travis. HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL DATA: Extremely successful player on the junior scene ... reached quarterfinals of the 2005 USTA Super National Hardcourt Championships, standing as the lone college-bound player in that elite group ... entered ND ranked eighth in USTA 18-and-under national singles rankings, including third among incoming college freshmen ... beat two of the top three players in the country (#2 Conor Pollock and #3 Sasha Ermakov) en route to winning the 2004 USTA Winter National Open in St. Louis without losing a set ... also won 2005 USTA Spring National Open in Cincinnati ... went undefeated (34-0) in senior season at Blue Valley West High School and won the Kansas state singles title, dropping just a single game in the state tournament ... only losses of his junior campaign came against his older brother ... brother Travis, currently a standout junior on the Georgia men's tennis team ... born April 12, 1987, in Overland Park, Kan. ... son of Kent and Patty Helgeson ... has one older and one younger brother ... intends to major in business ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.